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Company Overview of Brother International Corporation

Company Overview

Brother International Corporation provides home, home office, and business products, as well as industrial solutions. The company offers printers, fax machines, all-in-one/multi-function solutions, AiRScouters, labeling solutions, mobile printers, scanners, home sewing and embroidery equipment, industrial garment printers, industrial sewing machines, Web and video conferencing solutions, cutting machines with built in scanners, typewriters, stamp creation systems, machine tools, gear motors/reducers, and supplies and accessories. Its solutions for retail, healthcare, education, and government industries include online solutions; document workflow, print management, and device management secu...

200 Crossing Boulevard

Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911

United States

Founded in 1954





Key Executives for Brother International Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Director
President of Brother Industries Ltd
Senior Director of Sales and General Manager
Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Brother International Corporation Key Developments

Brother International Corporation Introduces MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL

Brother International Corporation has virtually solved the small office and home office (SoHo) user's two biggest printing challenges: the high cost and the inconvenience of running out of ink when needed. Brother expands its INKvestment line of color inkjet all-in-ones by introducing two, new cost-efficient versions. The MFC-J985DW prints a black and white page for less than a penny and color pages for less than a nickel1 each, while the MFC-J985DW XL includes 12 INKvestment cartridges, eliminating the need to purchase ink for up to two years2. The INKvestment versions are competitively priced at $199 and $299 respectively, without skimping on quality, reliability or business functionality. INKvestment Helps Fuel SoHo Users: The expanded line of INKvestment all-in-one devices help small office and home office users leverage technology crucial for their businesses, while spending less money on ink for more pages. INKvestment stretches a SoHo's investment with a single INKvestment Super High-yield black cartridge delivering approximately 2,400 pages, for less than $25 and a single INKvestment Super High-yield color cartridge delivering 1,200 pages for less than $15. XL Delivers Up to Two Years' Worth of Ink in the Box: A recent study found almost half of home offices run approximately 200 print jobs every month. For small office and home office businesses looking for additional value-add to fit their constant print needs, Brother is introducing the MFC-J985DW XL, which combines the MFC-J985DW with 12 Super High-yield INKvestment cartridges in the box. With the convenience of up to two full years of ink included, buyers can simply install a fresh cartridge and continue printing. Understanding the importance of delivering quality solutions with business-capable features for home office environments, Brother has equipped the MFC-J985DW and the MFC-J985DW XL all-in-one devices with the following: Cloud Services Made Easy in the Home Office: Users can directly scan documents to popular services such as Google Drive™, Dropbox and Evernote®, Users can also scan documents to Brother Cloud Apps such as Office, Outline&Copy, Outline&Scan, Outline&Remove, NoteScan and CreativeCenter. Mobile productivity: Print from almost any device including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers, all through the freedom of wireless connectivity (no router required) with Wi-Fi Direct®, Mobile device capability with AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria™, Wi-Fi Direct®, NFC and Brother iPrint&Scan. Touchscreen Display: Access powerful features via an easy-to-navigate 2.7" Touchscreen display. Business-capable Features: Automatic duplex printing and 20 sheet auto-document feeder add convenience and functionality. Dedicated Support: Brother provides a two-year limited warranty and toll-free technical phone support for the life of the product. Availability: Brother's INKvestment all-in-ones, MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL, are available online now and in Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Best Buy, Amazon, and other fine retailers in 2016.

Brother International Corporation Announces Innovative Monochrome Laser Printers, and All-In-Ones

Brother International Corporation is introducing a powerful series of monochrome laser printers and All-in-Ones to serve a full range of office, workgroup, and larger-volume print environments. Productivity Enhancements: The new Brother L5000 and L6000 Series answer critical office workflow needs within a broad range of office environments and industries. Building on previous generations of Brother business laser printers, these new models offer faster print speeds, more flexible paper handling capabilities, advanced scanning capabilities, convenient mobility features, and access to business cloud services. Wireless working environment – both in the office and on the road demands more mobile flexibility. The Brother L5000 and L6000 Series models connect with most mobile device technologies. In addition, the L5000 and L6000 Series are the first Brother laser models to support Google Cloud Print 2.0 offering businesses a reliable, fast printing solution. These printers also support a wide range of other mobile print technologies, including AirPrint and Mopria.Workflow Solutions: Most of the machines feature a color Touchscreen display for easy access to the award-winning Brother Web Connect interface1 to directly print from popular business cloud services, including DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE, BOX, and ONEDRIVE. Users can also scan to popular online cloud services including: EVERNOTE, ONENOTE®, and more. Other business-focused scanning destinations include SharePoint, SSH Server (SFTP), Network Folder (CIFS), and more. The color Touchscreen display on the All-in-Ones also allows for creation of up to 48 customized shortcuts. Higher-Volume Solutions: For businesses with higher print and scan volumes, Brother is rolling out two cost-effective and business-durable machines: the Brother HL-L6300DW printer and the MFC-L6800DW All-in-One. Productivity features on these top-end machines include fast printing and copying (up to 48 pages per minute) and a monochrome scan speed3 (up to 50 images per minute); plus, single-pass, two-sided monochrome scanning at an impressive rate of up to 100 images per minute. Additional paper trays are available in 250-sheet or 520-sheet capacities – up to 1,610 sheets total capacity, enabling more flexibility and expandability based on business need and potential growth. With the addition of a super high-yield 12,000-page4 replacement toner cartridge, business users may realize lower cost printing and more cost efficiency. Both of these models also help deliver wireless mobile device connectivity including NFC5 for convenient printing and scanning and network user authentication. Independent Results: Business-Durability, Customer Satisfaction: Buyers Laboratory (BLI), a widely-respected testing and resource company, has evaluated several of the new Brother models. BLI recognized the machines' reliability, particularly in high-volume printing. "Even during peak periods, users won't see any noticeable slowdowns in output speeds," said Orr. She also noted the ease of use: "The smartphone-like interface on the Touchscreen models reduces the learning curve, and NFC connectivity eliminates guesswork for mobile printing, offers badge authentication, and a quick link to troubleshooting information." In addition, BLI pointed to robust scan features that boost worker productivity, and simple affordable sharing of content and collaboration in the cloud with Brother Web Connect. Brother printers also have been recognized with both PC Magazine's Business Choice and Readers' Choice Awards for 2015 for their reliability and customer satisfaction. Brother has been honored with the Business Choice Award three years in a row; this is the seventh straight annual Readers' Choice recognition. A Complete Line-up, Widely Available: The Brother L5000 and L6000 Series further confirms the company's commitment to business with a comprehensive line of office machines with options and features to fit every office environment. The 5000 and 6000 Series include seven printers, six All-in-Ones and three multi-function copiers. These models are available from all Brother authorized resellers (select models will be available at the end of January).

Brother Introduces Business-Centric Scanning Solutions

Brother International Corporation announced workgroup scanners that offer the ideal blend of quality, productivity, compatibility, and value. Brother's new ADS Desktop Scanner Series offers unparalleled reliability and flexibility; while the Professional Document Scanner (PDS) Series has also been expanded to include a model with an integrated flatbed, ideal for scanning a variety of media. The new ADS series continues to set the standard for desktop scanners in the workgroup environment. These powerful, business-durable models offer features that include fast, two-sided scanning, high-capacity automatic document feeders, flexible network and local connectivity options, mobile device compatibility, computer-free scanning to various destinations (including popular cloud applications), and can scan a wide assortment of media from embossed plastic cards to documents over 15 feet in length. These ADS Scanners (ADS-2400N, ADS-2800W, ADS-3000N, and ADS-3600W) address the needs for secure digital document management in a variety of business environments. The ADS-2800W and ADS-3600W Scanners are equipped with the Brother Web Connect Interface1 to scan directly to various universally accessible destinations, including popular business cloud services (such as Evernote® Business) from the 3.7-inch color touchscreen display. These models also enable developers to build customized scanning solutions through the Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), a web application development platform that helps enhance office workflow. The Brother Professional Document Scanner (PDS) Series Models (PDS-5000, PDS-5000F, and PDS-6000) include higher scan speeds and robust automatic document feeders. In tests conducted earlier this year, the PDS-5000 and 6000 scanners were recognized by Buyers Laboratory for their reliability. The PDS-5000F delivers the added versatility of single-sheet flatbed scanning on an 8.5 inch by 14 inch scan glass with automatic document feeder convenience. With the flexibility to scan items as small as 1 inch by 1 inch, the PDS-5000F scanner also automatically crops multiple scans into separate files. This Brother flatbed scanner is ideal for digitizing books, historical documents, photos, and oversized papers. Both the ADS and PDS Series Scanners are also compatible with Kofax® VRS, an image processing software that dynamically examines scanned materials and automatically applies the appropriate image correction settings for optimal scan results. In addition, each model is bundled with ABBYY® FineReader and PDF Transformer+ software, designed for converting document scans into editable texts.

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